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Survey finds majority of plan sponsors concerned over pandemic’s long-term impact to benefits costs

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of plan sponsors say they’re concerned about the coronavirus pandemic’s long-term impact on the cost of health benefits plans,…

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71% of Canadians finding it challenging to save for retirement amid rising inflation: survey

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of Canadians say saving for retirement is a challenge amid rising inflation, an increase of six percentage points over 2021,…

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  • October 4, 2022 October 3, 2022
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Expert panel: How employers, employees can mitigate workplace microaggressions

Microaggressions — everyone has heard them or may have even used them. Defined as everyday verbal and behavioural slights against a person or group that…

Amount of benefits plan sponsors with HCSAs, wellness accounts on the rise: BCHS

Half of benefits plan members (49 per cent) and plan sponsors (48 per cent) say they have a health-care spending account in 2022, compared to…

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  • October 4, 2022 October 5, 2022
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Blackburn Media, Unifor agreement includes flexible work, benefits improvements

The union representing employees at a Blackburn Media Inc. radio station in Wingham, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes increased benefits and…

Majority of plan sponsors, plan members view their health benefits plans as excellent or good: survey

A majority of plan sponsors (80 per cent) and plan members (77 per cent) described the quality of their health benefits plans as excellent or…

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  • October 3, 2022 October 3, 2022
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Survey finds perceptions of workplace culture impacting employees’ mental health

Canadian employees are divided on whether there’s a significant difference between the workplace culture cited by their employer and the reality, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest…

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on virtual health-care findings in the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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Half of plan sponsors have implemented coronavirus vaccination policies: BCHS

Around half (53 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan sponsors and two-thirds (65 per cent) of plan members say their workplace implemented a coronavirus vaccination…

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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Majority of plan sponsors believe they promote diverse, inclusive workplace: survey

The vast majority (91 per cent) of plan sponsors believe they promote and support a diverse and inclusive workplace, with 44 per cent strongly agreeing…

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  • September 29, 2022 September 28, 2022
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OTG Management using earned-wage access cards to help employees contend with inflation, emergency costs

Amid rising inflation, airport hospitality services provider OTG Management is supporting employees’ financial wellness through an earned-wage access card. Nearly a third (30 per cent)…

76% of benefits plan members say workplace culture encourages health, wellness: BCHS

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of benefits plan members agreed the overall culture or environment of their workplace encourages health and wellness, unchanged from 2021 and…

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  • September 27, 2022 September 26, 2022
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88% of benefits plan sponsors satisfied with virtual health-care offerings: BCHS

A majority (88 per cent) of benefits plan sponsors are very (34 per cent) or somewhat (54 per cent) satisfied with their organization’s virtual health-care…

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  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A survey on employee attitudes towards remote working was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

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  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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Almost half of benefits plan members reporting good overall health in the past year: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say their health was generally excellent or very good in the past year, up from…

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  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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Mental-health supports, training on the rise as a fifth of benefits plan members report poor mental health: survey

A fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members report their mental health over the past year was generally poor, more than twice the…

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
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‘Quiet quitting’ a rallying cry for more focus on work-life balance, employee engagement

While ‘quiet quitting’ has emerged as a serious workplace issue over the last few months, it isn’t a new trend; rather, it’s long been a…

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Willful making remote working permanent, allowing staff to work from anywhere

Canadian online estate planning company Willful is making its remote-working policy permanent and allowing employees to work from anywhere they choose. The employer reopened its…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

84% of stressed Canadian employees saving less than 5% of their pay: survey

The majority (84 per cent) of employees who say they’re feeling stressed are saving less than five per cent of their pay, according to a…

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  • September 20, 2022 September 19, 2022
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73% of employees experiencing high or moderate levels of stress: survey

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of employees are experiencing high or moderate levels of stress, according to a new survey by Alight Solutions and Business…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 16, 2022
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Survey finds Canadians’ financial well-being continues to decline amid rising inflation

The financial well-being of working Canadians has fallen sharply and is at its lowest point since January 2021, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being…

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Claims paid out to support mental health up 75% since 2019: CLHIA

Canadian life and health insurers processed nearly $600 million in claims related to mental health in 2021, up 45 per cent since 2020 and 75…

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on Canada’s ranking in retiree well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Webinar coverage: How are employers incorporating DEI into their benefits plans, HR policies?

As Canadian employers deepen their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to increase the representation of historically underrepresented groups among their workforces, they’re also focusing on…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Learning from women who are leading by example

While we speak regularly with outstanding women in the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, our annual Women’s Issue allows us to take a…